Our good friend Dave got drums from his wife for Christmas: we had to "hide" them at our house so he had something to open on Christmas Day!!Dave's birthday is on the same day as my mum and dads anniversary, I should remember that but it sneaks up on me every year - this year is uber busy and I'm quite proud of the fact that I got a card made for him at all!!
I used Sketchy Thursday sketch #115 by Eat Sleep Stamp, great sketch - I love the simple ones, especially for a man's card. The papers are from Kaisercrafts Rewind collection (6") The stripy paper (Delicious Doodles has spots or stripes as its challenge theme this week, so in this card goes!) has flocking on it and some of the symbols on the other paper are foiled, it helps lift what would be a dark card.
The background paper is a fabulous textured and pearly paper my son got me in Starfish Lane you can get some idea of just how textured it is in the photo. The sentiment is computer-generated: "Dave: hope your birthday's not too humDRUM...in fact we hope it's unBEATable!" Dave has a wicked sense of humour, I'm sure he'll get a chuckle from this card, Cute Card Thursday had "Banish the Blues" as it's challenge this week, so I'll be entering "Dave the Drummer" there!
The digi image is "Metal Drummer" from Kenny K Downloads. He is coloured with Copic markers and the edges distressed with blue and brown ink, the image mat is popped up on foam dots. I'll be entering this card in Kenny K Krafty Gilz Challenge this week, the theme is "Favourite Things", Dave is one of our favourite friends, Kenny K's are among my favourite images and I love to use a strong layout and colours. Totally Gorjuss has "As You Like It" as their theme, so this card will be going there for the same reasons it goes to Kenny K. I did a card for Dave's wife Andrena here, I've just noticed it was using a Kenny K image and stripy paper too! (They probably think I have no imagination, though I did do an anniversary card for them using my lovely Sugarplums couple and watercolour pencils, so THAT was completely different!)
I finished the inside of this card very simply, using some of the papers from the front and a guitar brad (Dave plays the guitar too, but the drums are his latest acquisition). Mounting the sentiment on bright orange paper just helped bring a touch of brightness to the inside of the card.
Well, that's about it for this post - my SECOND in a day (first time ever). Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee